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TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring TULLAMORE CELTIC BAND

Posted on February 23, 2017 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

    Brian Coughlin       Dick Bolt         Terry O'Toole


TUNES BY THE TRACKS, will be in Clifton Springs, for our next show, on Wed, March 1st.
Your whirlygig hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins, are pleased and excited to be going green, with our Feature:


~ TULLAMORE CELTIC BAND ~

Tullamore Celtic Band, http://tullamorecelticband.com/ is an acoustic Irish trio based in Rochester, New York and named after the town of Tullamore which is located near the heart and geographical center of Ireland and famous for its beautiful countryside, rich cultural heritage and superb single malt whiskey, Tullamore Dew.

 

Featuring Terry O'Toole (guitar, penny whistle, concertina, bodhran, banjo & vocals), Brian Coughlin (flute, penny whistle, tuba & vocals) and Dick Bolt (fiddle, Irish harp, guitar & vocals), they specialize in traditional Celtic instrumental and vocal music. Their arrangements are creative and their shows are entertaining and fun.


~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~


Continuing to dazzle the billy bejabbers out of us, with fresh faces, new songs, and their unique interpretation of old songs...those pesky pickers will strut their stuff, during the second half of the evening.
We effusively welcome new Mystery Pickers...if you want to join the fun...just let Cathy, Allen, or Jim (me) know, and ye'll be on board

  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring TULLAMORE CELTIC BAND
  • Clifton Springs library, http://cliftonspringslibrary.blogspot.com/
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, Mar 1
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ($5.00 suggested donation, for Feature and refreshments


TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring DADY BROTHERS

Posted on February 12, 2017 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

    

                                                                                          John Dady                              Joe Dady                                                                         

TUNES BY THE TRACKS is inbound, for Wed, Feb 22nd, with a couple of our favorites, on board.

Harmonious hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins, are giddily exuberent to welcome back our great friends and Feature:



~ THE DADY BROTHERS ~



The Dady's music, http://www.dadybros.com/ spans genres and generations of American Folk Roots and Irish Traditional influences. John and Joe are highly skilled players and singers, with a lovely, lilting sound, that's uniquely Dadyesque.


The lads are instrumental wizards, switching effortlessly and seamlessly from guitar, to 4 and 5 and 9 string banjo, pennywhistle, ukulele, fiddle, mandolin, bodhran, harmonica, concertina and the uilleann pipes.


Joe and John are the poster boys, for "itinerant minstrels".
Playing diverse venues from the reaches of Alaska to Ireland from the Caribbean to Nova Scotia, and Brigadoon, The Dadys have performed well over five thousand shows at concert halls, schools, music festivals and night clubs.


The Dadys have hosted 25 guided tours of Ireland, escorting hundreds of folks on the tours of their lives...** Ask about 2017, Trackers **

The Dady Brothers have garnered numerous awards and proclamations celebrating their contributions to community growth and culture, and of course, they're in the running for a TUNES BY THE TRACKS accolade soon.


...well, that's wonderful, but what about,  ~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~

This could well be the auspicious night, when you muster up yer courage, and leap into the breach, to perform your favorite song.
We welcome all our musical chums, and we often insist on giving them our musical back-up, at no extry charge.  
Wanna play?  just ask Cathy, Allen, or Jim (me)...and yer in...


 

  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring THE DADY BROTHERS
  • Clifton Springs library
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY, 14432
  •  http://cliftonspringslibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Wed, Feb 22nd
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • Free ($10.00 donation suggested, for Feature and refreshments)

 



 

TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring DAVE NORTH TRIO

Posted on January 25, 2017 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

                                                             Dave North




TUNES BY THE TRACKS will pull into Clifton Springs library, on Wednesday, Feb 8th.
Your mellifluous hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins, are delighted to welcome back, a very talented artist, and our good friend, as Feature:



~ DAVE NORTH TRIO ~




Dave, https://www.facebook.com/Dave-North-Trio-96336556062/" target="_blank">http://www.facebook.com/Dave-North-Trio-96336556062/ who hails from Slough, England (near London) has an amazing repertoire of songs.  We Trackers know that his traditional, modern, comic, and just plain obscure songs make any evening with Dave, an entertainment banquet.

Dave will bring along his long-time accomplices, in the Dave North Trio.

Marc Loan plays the bass and the banjo, while Dianne Hershey is a whiz on the fiddle.

Dave himself, by the way, plays the guitar, and together, they make beautiful music.



...and of course,             ~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~

we welcome new folks, to try their hands and voices.  C'mon ahead, risk-takers...just ask Cathy, Allen, or Jim (me), and we'll instantly whisk you into the rota, as a Mystery Picker.


  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring DAVE NORTH TRIO
  • Clifton Springs library, http://cliftonspringslibrary.blogspot.com/
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, Feb 8th
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • Free ($5.00 donaton suggested, for Feature and refreshments)

 

TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring CHRISTINE LAVIN

Posted on January 9, 2017 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

 



                                                  Christine Lavin



TUNES BY THE TRACKS will be at the Clifton Springs library, on Wednesday,
Jan 18th.

Your effervescent hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins, are pleased and thrilled, to welcome our Feature:


~ CHRISTINE LAVIN ~


Christine performs concerts all over the US, Canada, and points beyond (Australia,   Germany, Israel), and hosts knitting circles backstage prior to each show.

Her songs of hers have been performed by artists as diverse as Broadway stars Betty Buckley, Sutton Foster, and David Burnham, cabaret divas Andrea Marcovicci. Barbara Brussell, and Colleen McHugh, the college a cappella Dartmouth Decibelles, and The Accidentals, winners of the National Harmony Sweepstakes championship.

 

Christine has recently added intermission tutorial activities -- namely, teaching audience members how to fold cloth napkins in the Downton Abbey style.

 

Her book, COLD PIZZA FOR BREAKFAST: A MEM-WHA?? is available in paperback, kindle, iPad, and audio book formats. Just One Angel, her first holiday compilation project, (22 artists, 22 Christmas/Hanukah/Solstice/New Year's songs) became a four-artist west coast tour that hit the road in December of 2011, 2012, and 2013.

 

AWARDS: Christine received a 2012 NYC Nightlife Award given annually to the best concert and cabaret performers. In November 2011 her book COLD PIZZA FOR BREAKFAST: A MEM-WHA?? won the 43rd Annual ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for excellence in non-fiction writing about pop music. Christine has also won five ASCAP composer awards, the Backstage Bistro Award for Best NYC Singer/Songwriter Of The Year, The Kate Wolf Memorial Award, and her album Good Thing He Can't Read My Mind won Album Of The Year from the National Association Of Independent Record Distributors.

 

LATEST PROJECTS: Christine started creating videos for her songs in 2011, and now creates them for other artists (Robyn Landis, John Margolis, Don White, Honor Finnegan, Craig Werth, Grammy-winner Julie Gold, David Ippolito). She has many posted at youtube and vimeo. This one: ROSES FROM THE WRONG MAN won a weekly contest on WNET in NYC and was broadcast on Channel 13 in NYC. Her Mom grew the roses, Christine snapped the photos. Make sure you play it to the very end -- what's at the end no doubt helped this video win.

 

Christine was the keynote speaker in November 2016 at the annual North East Regional Folk Alliance Conference (NERFA). A written expanded edition of her presentation is available upon request.


...and there's more ~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~ no better time, to suit up, show up, git up, tune up, and share yer best song.  Just ask Cathy, Allen, of Jim (moi), and yer in bidness.


  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring CHRISTINE LAVIN
  • Clifton Springs library
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, 1/18
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • Free ($10.00 donation suggested for Feature and refreshments)



TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring JED CURRAN & LOREN BARRIGAR

Posted on December 26, 2016 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)


                           Jed Curran                                         Loren Barrrigar



TUNES BY THE TRACKS,
is on schedule, for our first show, of 2017...and it's destined to be, a dandy!

Indefatiguable hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins, are delighted to welcome the New Year, with our Feature:


~ JED CURRAN & LOREN BARRIGAR ~


Jed Curran, http://jedcurran.com/index.html returns, as one of our favorite singer-songwriters. His songs, come from the heart, and tell stories, that may bring a smile or a tear.
Whether singing of dogs, or circuses, or lost loves, Jed's songs find a thread, that runs through everyone's life, and connects us all.
Jed usually brings a musical friend, when he comes to TUNES BY THE TRACKS, and this time, he has pulled out all the stops, for the occasion, with an incandescent guitarist, and Tracker favorite.

Loren Barrigar, http://www.lorenandmark.com/info has stage presence, and talent, that's in a class by itself. We're accustomed to Loren performing, with his good friend, and acoustic duo partner, Mark Mazengarb, and as we'll see, Loren is equally adept, playing with other musicians.
Loren's guitar is so magnificent, that his terrific vocals, seem like sensory overload, and we're gonna be treated to both, on Jan 4th

...plus...here they come, agin ~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~ will kick off 2017, with zest, and panache...(now is the time...why wait...just ask Cathy, Allen, or Jim (moi), and you kin be a Mystery Picker, too)

  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring JED CURRAN & LOREN BARRIGAR
  • Clifton Springs library, 4 Railroad Ave
  • Clifton Springs, NY, 14432 
  • Wed, Jan 4th
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • Free ($5.00 donation suggested, for Feature and refreshments)

 

TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring CUISLE MO CHROI

Posted on November 29, 2016 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)


          Mary Lester                                   Pat Carey                     Cathy McGrath


TUNES BY THE TRACKS will be on location for our 8th annual Christmas Concert, on Wednesday, December 21st, in the Auditorium of Wellspring Church, on Teft Avenue. http://www.wellspringchurch.us/

 

Harmonious holiday hosts, Jim Clare and Allen Hopkins, are pleased, and very proud, to Feature:


 

~ CUISLE MO CHROI ~


 

Cathy McGrath, Pat Carey, and Mary Lester, are the three lovely, multi-talented women, of CUISLE MO CHROI, (say Cushla Mo Chree), https://www.facebook.com/CuisleMoChroi3/
They accompany their exquisite vocal harmonies, with a variety of instruments, including guitar, mountain dulcimer, Irish harp, flute, and penny whistle, and bodhran.

The three bring joyous life to Christmas songs and instrumental tunes galore, from America, Ireland, England, France, and Canada.

 

Cathy, Pat, and Mary will be joined, by a Christmas list of special guests. The incomparable Perry Cleaveland, will supply fiddle and mandolin, Lynn Pilaroscia, fiddle, plus Jim Clare, and Allen Hopkins, on guitar, vocals, and percussion. Wellspring Celtic band will also be a special guest.

Thanks to Wellspring Church for collaborating with Tunes By The Tracks for this special concert!

 

 

  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring CUISLE MO CHROI
  • Wednesday, Dec 21
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • Auditorium at Wellspring Church
  • 22 Teft Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Free admission ($10.00 donation suggested, for Feature and Food Link)

 

TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring JIM CLARE & ALLEN HOPKINS

Posted on November 7, 2016 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

                       Bunting                                Allen Hopkins                 Jim Clare


TUNES BY THE TRACKS will arrive at the library, on November 16th.
Hospitable solo host, Cathy McGrath, can scarcely contain her exuberance, at the prospect of presenting our Feature:


   ~ JIM CLARE & ALLEN HOPKINS ~


Jim, http://www.jimclare.org/ and Allen, http://www.allenhopkins.org/   are very well known to all you Trackers, but we're optimistic, that some of you will show up, anyhow.

Some folks are anticipating a tightly rehearsed, intricately choreographed show, with the production quality, of a Las Vegas extravaganza.
These are the same folks, who also believe in the Easter Bunny.

We do promise to play a passel of Tracker favorites, drawn from our vast archive of past shows.
As always, Allen will trot out an impressive array of musical instruments, to give many of the numbers, a little something extry. 
(Sadly, Allen accidentally swallowed his Tuba, while practicing "Mairszy Doats", so no tuba, this time.)

Jim will play some Tracker requested original songs, including "Why Is It So Quiet", "Manassas in the Rain", "Leave it to the Sea", and a brannie new song, about handling bullies, called, "The Old Man".


...plus...THE MYSTERY PICKERS - we are blessed, with some very talented friends, who step up, to entertain us, with a song or two, during the second half of the evening.  If you'd like to give it a try...yer cordially invited.  Just ask Cathy, Allen, or Jim...and shazaam...yer on the marquis.

  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring JIM CLARE & ALLEN HOPKINS
  • Clifton Springs library, 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • http://cliftonspringslibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Wed, 11/16
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ($5.00 donation suggested, for Feature and refreshments)

TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring PERRY CLEAVELAND & FRIENDS

Posted on October 24, 2016 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)


                        Perrry Cleaveland



TUNES BY THE TRACKS is headed for a Nov 2nd arrival, at the Clifton Springs library.
Harmonious hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins, are delighted to welcome back a wonderful musician friend, as Feature:



~ PERRY CLEAVELAND & FRIENDS ~



Perry, https://www.facebook.com/pcleaveland" target="_blank">http://www.facebook.com/pcleaveland, is a warm, funny, classy gentleman, who personifies musical excellence. A master mandolin player, Perry's bottomless catalog of songs, ranges from Bluegrass, Country, and Folk standards, to original songs, by regional songwriters, like John Cadley.
Perry is equally at home, on the fiddle, or the guitar, and his fine tenor vocals are invariably fan favorites.


We always feel lucky to get Perry for an evening, because that means, that several other great bands, will have to squeak by, without him.
Perry has been a bulwark, of Bristol Mountain Bluegrass, Rebecca Colleen & the Chorelads, The Cadleys, and Meyer & McGuire, and he is the go-to guy, for regional musicians, when they need the absolute best, in the studio, or in live performance.


...and the icing on the cake...The MYSTERY PICKERS...we are always treated to great songs, by our Mystery Pickers, and we invite you...yes, you!...to git up, tune up, and play us a song.  Just ask Cathy, Allen, or Jim (moi), and yer in bidness.


  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring PERRY CLEAVELAND & FRIENDS
  • Clifton Springs library, http://cliftonspringslibrary.blogspot.com/
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, Nov 2
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • Free ($5.00 donation suggested for Feature and refreshments

 


TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring MARIA GILLARD TRIO

Posted on October 8, 2016 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

                                Elaine Verstraete                                        Maria Gillard                          Perry Cleaveland

    

TUNES BY THE TRACKS is enroute, for a Wednesday, Oct 19th arrival, at the Clifton Springs library, Trackers.

Your ever affable hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are more than pleased to welcome back our Feature:



~ MARIA GILLARD TRIO ~



Maria Gillard, http://www.mariagillard.com/  anchors the group, with her beguiling vocals, and her tasty guitar.  She tells the stories behind her own funny, and evocative songs, which makes them even more charming, and she incudes a selection of songs that we might know, and sing along with.

Maria's partners, are two of the finest musicians, and most delightful people, that we know.

Elaine Verstraete, http://www.elaineverstraete.com/  plays bass fiddle, and sings harmony.  Elaine is a wonderul singer and musician, and she's literally, a bouquet of artistic talent.  Check the link here, to get a glimpse of her bio beyond the music, and see her wonderful work, as a visual artist. 

Perry Cleaveland, https://www.facebook.com/pcleaveland/about" target="_blank">http://www.facebook.com/pcleaveland/about  plays mandolin, fiddle, and guitar, and sings harmony.  Us Trackers are proud to consider Perry, a part of our Tunes By the Tracks family.  We know what a musical treasure Perry is.
His list of credits and accomplishments is exhaustive.  Sufice to say, Perry plays with the Cadley's, Meyer & McGuire, Rebecca Colleen, Paul Swiatek, and others, and he is the go-to guy, for the region's most discerning musicians, when they need the cleanest, tastiest player for their studio projects.

Collectively, these three, are the MARIA GILLARD TRIO, and we're really happy to host them.

....but that's not all, folks...THE MYSTERY PICKERS ...yes, indeedy...they're back.
If you want to join this merry band, just ask Cathy, Allen, or Jim (moi), and we'd be delighted to put you in the bull's eye.

  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring, MARIA GILLARD TRIO
  • Clifton Springs library
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432, http://cliftonspringslibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Wednesday, Oct 19
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • Free ($5.00 suggested donation, for Feature and refreshments)

TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring STARDUST AND BUTTERFLIES

Posted on September 24, 2016 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)



TUNES BY THE TRACKS will be rolling in, with a beautiful autumn show, on Wed, Oct 5th.
Your effusive hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are very pleased to present our Feature:


~ Stardust and Butterflies ~



Our good friend, David Ianni will be returning, with his fine guitar to underpin a show, that is certain to delight.

 

David will play guitar behind the vocals of Linda Foster and Laura Jean Diekmann, two ladies we've loved in their prior visits.
This is going to be an evening of lovely music, by some of America's finest songwriters.

Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, and Joan Baez...I just hear the names, and those wonderful songs start going through my head...and
we'll hear their songs once more, on Oct 5th.


Linda Foster and Laura Jean Diekmann, and David Ianni, offer a concert that celebrates the legacy, of these beloved singer-songwriters, with the songs we cherish...Diamonds and Rust, Turn, Turn, Turn, Circle Game, Someday Soon, Both Sides Now, and many more.


...we'll catch our breath, with a short break, and then...


~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~ will saunter into the spotlight, for the second half of the evening.  (care to take a turn, in the barrel?  Ask Cathy, Allen, or moi (Jim), and you too, can be a Mystery Picker)

 

  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring STARDUST AND BUTTERFLIES
  • Clifton Springs library
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY, http://cliftonspringslibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Wed, Oct 5th
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ($5.00 donation suggested for Feature and refreshments)

 







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